Dirty toilets don’t just look and smell bad; they’re also a haven for bacteria. Grab your rubber gloves and use these easy-to-follow instructions for how to clean a toilet so it looks clean, smells fresh and is germ-free!
What you’ll need:
- Rubber gloves
- Toilet cleaner
- A household bleach, such as Domestos Thick Bleach
- Toilet brush
- Jif Bathroom Spray
- Cloths or tissues
How to Clean Toilets with Limescale Build Up
Tough limescale deposits can’t always be removed with conventional cleaners so try these natural solutions for cleaning the toilet bowl:
- Use white vinegar. This mild acid will dissolve and soften limescale deposits to make them easier to scrub away. Pour into the toilet bowl and leave it to rest for at least 2 hours before scrubbing with a toilet brush. Lemon or lime juice can also be effective.
- Try a bottle of cola! The acidic effect of the drink combats bacteria, while the bubbles loosen the limescale. Tip a bottle into the toilet, preferably overnight, then scrub as normal.
- As a last resort, a super-fine grade sandpaper can be used to gently scrub away limescale deposits – however, this can damage enamel, so use very sparingly and always try an inconspicuous area first.